Helen Wong Smith

Helen Wong Smith

Helen Wong Smith is the Librarian/Archivist at the State Historic Preservation Division and Executive Director of the Kaua'i Historical Society. Earning degrees in Hawaiian Studies and MLIS from the University of Hawai'i, she has held numerous positions in Hawai'i, including Hawaiian Collection Librarian at the University of Hawai'i Hilo and lead archivist for the Pacific Island Network of the National Park Service.

​For more than 30 years, she has highlighted Hawaiian collections through research and presentations and has written extensively on Hawaiian cultural resources. At SAA's 2015 Annual Meeting she delivered a plenary address on "Adopting Cultural Diversity Competence" now a continuing education workshop offered by SAA.

​Elected twice president of the Association of Hawai'i Archivists, the Hawaiian Library Association and the Hawaiian Historical Society she has been a Certified Archivist since 2000 and made a Distinguished Fellow of the Society of American Archivists in 2016.

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